This Week in History 11/18/21

Clay Today
Posted 11/17/21

Five years ago, 2016• The county comes under fire for creating regulations for rural events, including barn weddings.• The inaugural Reindeer Run 5K is scheduled for Dec. 10 to raise money …

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This Week in History 11/18/21

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Five years ago, 2016

• The county comes under fire for creating regulations for rural events, including barn weddings.
• The inaugural Reindeer Run 5K is scheduled for Dec. 10 to raise money to replace a 20-year-old playground at McRae Elementary.
• Oakleaf Junior High’s Nathan Summers is selected to play the drums at the 2016-2017 All-State Middle School band in Tampa.

10 years ago, 2011

• Clay County is one of 67 in the state to share $1.6 million to enhance its voting by mail for overseas and military families.
• Officials from the Town of Orange Park and the History Society of Orange Park break ground on a veteran’s memorial at the entrance to Magnolia Cemetary on Kingsley Avenue.
• The Clay County Health Department issues a 60-day alert after a dog was found on County Road 218 in Middleburg with rabbies.

20 years ago, 2001


• Four brothers and a friend from Hawthorne are arrested in Keystone Heights after a man is stabbed at his home during a robbery.
• The BCC approves a plan by the Bob Dye family YMCA to purse a lease on a 26-acre parcel at the Fleming Island Plantation.
• The Clay Theater in Green Cove Springs celebrates its grand re-opening following six months of renovations with the showing of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and a street festival.

30 years ago, 1991

• The Clay County Board of Commissioners rebuke Sheriff Dalton Bray’s request to renovate the jail by deciding to build a new one.
• Ron Stotler is selected as the new Chairman of the BCC.
• Sam Saunders is given an honorary lifetime appointment to the Clay County Cattleman’s Association Board of Directors dring the organization’s annual meeting.

40 years ago, 1981

• Herman Estil Looney Jr. pleads guilty to second degree murder for the stabbing death of Green Cove Springs school teacher and minister Bobby Knight.
• Kim Henderson and Tony Lee are selected as the Homecoming queen and king at Clay High.
• School board members vote to make Martha Maxwell its chairman.

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